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Unit Code: EPI834

Unit Name: Biostatistics, Data Management and Analysis

Description: Biostatistics is the study of statistical methods (or mathematically based techniques) used to collect, analyse and interpret quantitative information in the context of biological systems. This course is designed to teach statistical methods used in public health, and medical sciences. It builds on knowledge of statistics and provides an overview of biostatistics concepts and practices used in health research. The course will cover techniques in both descriptive and inferential statistics commonly used in quantitative analyses for health research and includes practical exercises to demonstrate their use and provide experience in data management and analysis.

Learning Target Outcomes: On successful completion of this course, student will be able to: 1. Discuss bio-statistical concepts and apply appropriate descriptive techniques to analyse a health problem using software. 2. Discuss principles of inferential statistics and apply appropriate analytical techniques to analyse a health problem using software. 3. Develop a data management and analysis plan and apply principles of effective data management and statistical reasoning skills correctly and contextually using software. 4. Generate and interpret results of statistical analyses using software accurately.

Prerequisite: NA

Prerequisite Sentence: N/A

Credit Point: 20

Offered In: Semester 1,2